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Eagles Temple building to undergo $2.2 million conversion

January 26, 2019

Building permits have been issued for $1.2 million in work to convert a 96-year-old building that has been home to a nightclub and theater into apartments.

The project, which is expected to cost $2.2 million in all, will bring 21 residences on three floors and two ground-level retail spots on Howard Street just north of the rail viaduct.

The former Eagles Temple, just south of Second Avenue at 174 S. Howard St., was purchased for $750,000 in December 2017 by Susannah Stoltz, who is developing the project.

The building was built in 1923 by the Fraternal Order of Eagles and remained with the group as a meeting hall until 1960. After years of vacancy, it opened in 1969 as the Canterbury Inn, a nightclub, and then the Land’s End Tavern in 1974. In 1980, the space became a theater, Inter Players. Most recently it was the Modern Theater Spokane, which closed in 2016 because of high costs and low revenue.

The project’s general contractor is Mauer Construction, of Spokane. The architect is Spokane-based Russell Page Architects.